East River

East River is a 2008 short film written and directed by Marc Grey, notable for being the onscreen debut of Lupita Nyong'o.


This short film, which has no dialogue, follows a wanderer (played by Tommaso Spinelli), newly arrived in New York City, as he walks and cycles around Brooklyn. He eventually meets a photographer (played by Lupita Nyong'o) in Red Hook with whom he appears to start a relationship. The director, Marc Grey, describes the film as being "about the relationship between physical and emotional space."

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    director Marc Grey
    editor Thomas Lindsay
    keywords new york city no dialogue short film
    musicBy Anthony Mascorro
    productionCompany Kozak Films
    theme short